Nikkei rises to 4-month high, exporters up on yen

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TOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) - The Nikkei stock average rose 1.5 percent to its highest close in over four months on Friday, with exporters such as Honda Motor Co Ltd finding favour on a softer yen and a rise in U.S. stocks. Financials such as Japan's biggest lender, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group , also rose sharply in the final trading of the month, during which the Nikkei gained 3.5 percent. The benchmark Nikkei average ended up 214.07 points at 14,338.54. The broader Topix index climbed 2 ...

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